Merry, Graham Robert
Age 31, of Orono, passed away in a tragic accident doing one of the things he loved most. He leaves behind his wife, Lizzie; sons, Gray (4) and Mack (10 mos.); daughter, Lucy (2); mother, Jean; father, Bruce (Anne); brother, Griffin (Brigette); sisters, Marissa (Mark) and Brianna (Andy); grandmothers, Marion Worsing and Mary; sisters and brothers in law, Laura and Brett Bohlander, Rob and Marin Page; father-in-law, Greg Page; and numerous adoring nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Raymond Merry and Robert Worsing; aunt, Jeannie Skelton; mother-in-law, Cindy Page. Graham was the most selfless, positive, happy, easy going, and joyful person. He saw the best in every person he met. He could not sit still, he was always tinkering, building, planning and dreaming. He had a method for everything and was our go-to guy for a fact or statistic on anything. He was a man of God who cared for others, always willing to lend a helping hand. He put his family first; his children were the greatest joy of his life. He woke up early each morning to have breakfast with them and rushed home each evening to see them. We jokingly called him “the camp counselor” because everything was fun with Graham. In hindsight, we should have called him the “camper” instead. Graham graduated with a bio-chemistry degree from the University of St. Thomas, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota. Less than a year into dental school, he discovered a passion for real -estate development and property management. He built a successful rental property business from scratch and took great pride in his work. Simultaneously, he enjoyed his one day a week as a dentist. He was one of the greatest and, loved by everyone who knew him and he will be so dearly missed. Funeral service 10 AM, Saturday, July 21st at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie (6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344). Lunch to follow. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hope Academy or Minnehaha Academy.